Monthly Archives: February 2008

The best Tube announcement ever

Ladies and Gentlemen, would you please not lean against the doors?

Ladies and gentlemen, would you please not lean against the doors?

Ladies and gentlemen, may I ask you to refrain from leaning against the doors as this activates the brakes on the train?

Ladies and gentlemen, please refrain from…

OH FOR FU……

*silence , train stops*

Ladies and gentlemen, may I ask you once again not to lean on the doors, as this activates the brakes on the train?

The whole carriage broke out into laughter the instant he said “Oh, for FU…”, followed by the sound of a suspicious smothering of all noise from the loudspeakers, followed by a composed return to voice a few seconds later. I could just see him in my mind’s eye, swearing at the brakes, then coughing delicately, straightening his tie and continuing to make his standard announcement.

Good start to the morning; there’s nothing like a little laughter to enliven a very early day. St. Paul’s was sparkling in the sunshine, too. Very pretty.